The 2013 Nissan Sentra has made its official debut last Friday and the company which is responsible for the production of this vehicle has confirmed that this will go on sale in the later parts of October this year.
As the 2013 Nissan Sentra made its official debut, the car maker has provided the public with a number of information regarding the vehicle’s specs and most of these reflected a few changes that were implemented on the upcoming model.
First off, Nissan has confirmed that the upcoming version of the Sentra will be powered by a smaller, more fuel efficient, and less powerful engine. Nissan was actually referring to the new 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine which is capable of generating a maximum power output of up to 130 horsepower and this will be connected to a continuously variable transmission or popularly known as the CVT. Nissan has also stressed out that this will be the only engine that 2013 Nissan Sentra lineup would be using.
Given this information, it is quite clear that the new engine would surely replace the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder mated to the 6-speed manual transmission or the Xtronic CVT used in the base model of the 2012 Nissan Sentra, the 2.5-liter 4-cylinder used in the 2012 Nissan Sentra SE-R and SE-R Spec V. In addition to this, the 2013 Nissan Sentra lineup will no longer include the high-performance SE-R and the SE-R Spec V.
In terms of fuel economy, the upcoming models included on the 2013 Nissan Sentra lineup is expected to deliver about 40 miles per gallon in the highway. Unfortunately, the evaluations that the company has conducted revealed the possibility that the upcoming model might not be able to meet this expectation. This is because the most recent estimation that Nissan has gathered from the base model of the 2013 Nissan Sentra revealed that the vehicle is only capable of providing the mileage ratings of 30 miles per gallon in the city and 39 miles per gallon on the highway.
But despite of the possibility that the 2013 Nissan Sentra will not be able to meet the 40 miles per gallon on the highway mark, the upcoming model could still be considered as a better option compared to its predecessor when it comes to fuel economy. This is because the 2013 version gained a 13 percent improvement in fuel economy as opposed to the 2012 Sentra’s 24 miles per gallon in the city and 31 miles per gallon on the highway.
Aside from the changes on the vehicle’s engine, the 2013 Nissan Sentra has also obtained more attractive look and a new set of headlights and taillights with LED accents.